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APC Annual Report 2006 23 August 2007 APC

Training communities to set up wireless internet access points using empty tin cans, “taking back the tech!” to combat violence against women and keeping the focus of the world’s governments on the importance of affordable internet access. “APC’s approach to open access is people-o...

Monitoring ICT policy in Latin America 22 August 2007 APC

APC’s ICT policy projects monitor relevant policy developments at national and regional levels. This involves research, building online content (through websites and e-newsletters) and networks, and implementing capacity-building workshops with civil society organisations.

The importance of convergence in the ICT policy environment
The importance of convergence in the ICT policy environment 22 August 2007 Kate Wild

This paper looks at the meaning and importance of convergence and considers some of the challenges to implementing it, along with strategies for overcoming them. It also provides a global perspective on regulating convergence and broadband from ITU and then it looks at experiences in North Americ...

Open Access: Lowering the costs of international bandwidth in Africa
Open Access: Lowering the costs of international bandwidth in Africa 22 August 2007 Mike Jensen

This paper was commissioned by the APC as part of the Catalysing Access to ICTs in Africa initiative and to contribute to APC’s efforts to promote open access to ICT infrastructure in Africa. According to the author, a variety of factors are responsible for the lack of acess to bandwith in ...

Associating Gender with ICT policy
Associating Gender with ICT policy 22 August 2007 Katerina Fialova

Beyond tools: Technology as a feminist agenda
Beyond tools: Technology as a feminist agenda 22 August 2007 Chat García Ramilo

Global Information Society Watch 2007: Focus on participation
Global Information Society Watch 2007: Focus on participation 14 May 2007 APC and ITeM

GISWatch monitors the implementation and follow-up of key international agreements about ICT policies and their relationship to development, including WSIS and other ICT policy processes at international, regional and national level. This first report in the series focuses on participation.

Whose Summit? Whose Information Society?
Whose Summit? Whose Information Society? 13 March 2007 David Souter

WSIS has been roundly criticised in the past and this new study from APC concludes that the summit “is not the best starting point for new action.” However, says the author, “It is always important to learn from experience – particularly where it did not deliver up to expectations”.

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